unconformable

[uhn-kuh n-fawr-muh-buh l]

adjective

not conformable; not conforming.
Geology. indicating discontinuity of any type in a stratigraphic sequence.

Origin of unconformable

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + conformable
Related formsun·con·form·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·con·form·a·bly, adverb
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unconformable

adjective

not conformable or conforming
(of rock strata) consisting of a series of younger strata that do not succeed the underlying older rocks in age or in parallel position, as a result of a long period of erosion or nondeposition
Derived Formsunconformability or unconformableness, noununconformably, adverb
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